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Favorite books I read this year.

For free time, books are in my top five. They sit after programming, but before exercise, videogames, and movies. I set a goal to read as more books this year than I did in any previous. And I did ...

Hello OpenFramworks

Open frameworks has been fun to work with once I figured it out. I used the ofnode implementation. Built manually, and used an install something like this: include(~/src/of/openFrameworks.cmake) ...

Scraping Hubble (ruby http crawler)

Hubble takes the most beautiful images in the universe. They are also cool enough to post the image on their site. I wanted to download their images for use as backgrounds, or art on future openfra...

Multiple css counters

Css counters are a convenient way to number nested lists, especially when they are dynamic. I just came across a bit of a gotcha (read. reminder) when using multple css counters in the same eleme...

Chrysalis

I started working on a game about a week ago. I’ve been wanting to make some kind of game after playing Infinity Loop the last couple weeks. My wife has been working at a butterfly exhibit for a wh...

Tabula Rasa

A blank page is an intimidating state. Myriad possibilities make decisions difficult: What should I talk about? Professional? personal? artistic? technical? In order to simplify things. I’m going ...

Adding Copyright info a paperclip attachment.

This paperclip processor adds copyright info to the exif data on paperclip attachments when they are processed. It can be used for any exif metadata, and will work whether the file destination is l...

Experimenting with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

This blog post is my attempt to experiment with the newest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I previously fiddled around a bit with it back in college. However, this time to give it a real shot....

Affinity for Fedora

After using Fedora for 3 months now, I think I’m converted. I really appreciate the firewall settings, the ease of finding packages and the default start up settings.Firewall settingsInitially frus...

End of Semester

I just finished my first semester of graduate school. Well, more accurately I just took my final and don’t have any more classes to attend. I still have a homework assignment to turn in before I’m ...